Meanwhile, in Russia, television shows featuring former Russian Army officers and some elected officials, are openly talking about Russia having to use nuclear weapons over the Ukraine/NATO troop build-up along the Russian border
I picked up a very crude translation (misrepresentation) of what was said on a primetime Russian TV station, Rossya-21, “Evenings with Soloviev”.
If there is a possible escalation in Ukraine, then a nuclear strike is on the agenda. “This will make Americans afraid and we will do whatever we want.”
I have made a video based on a translation in You Tube comments by Irina Butova. I have sufficient Russian to ascertain that her ttranslation is correct, not the version by WarNews24/7
What was actually said was this:
“Yes, it may be a demonstrative nuclear explosion, say, somewhere in the deserted ocean waters, but not as deserted so it couldn’t be seen.”